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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is full of top-quality food and drink independents, from buzzing Nottingham restaurants to delightful rural farm shops and beautiful village pubs hidden away from well-trodden paths. Overseen by Notts editor Abby, who lives near Nottingham, Great Food Club will guide you to the best Nottinghamshire restaurants, pubs, producers, delis and farm shops, with some great member offers thrown in.

  • FREE to join
  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card

Recommended businesses in Nottinghamshire

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & School

    A cafe and barista school in one. This place serves wonderful hand-roasted coffee and top class fresh food in a warm and stylish environment…

  • Alchemilla

    Alchemilla in Nottingham serves superb contemporary British cuisine in a beautifully modernised 200-year-old former coaching house…

  • Brewster’s Brewery

    Brewster’s is a Grantham brewery founded by former British Brewer of the Year Sara Barton, who makes a fabulous range of innovative beers…

  • Butler’s Coffee House

    Butler’s Coffee House is a delightful little place located just off the square in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, inhabiting a Grade II-listed former butcher’s shop…

  • Cafe Roya

    Eclectic, global-influenced vegetarian restaurant that is proving a hit with meat eaters too…

  • Chocolate Utopia

    An independent, family-run Nottingham business producing an amazing range of delicious handmade, high quality chocolates…

  • Country Victualler

    A small family producer founded in 1973 offering a variety of unique products, including the legendary Alderton ham…

  • Danube Café and Restaurant

    Danube is a delightful café and restaurant opposite Newark Castle, specialising in dishes from central Europe…

  • Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year and one of the best of its kind in the UK: more than 3,000 square feet packed with delightful produce…

  • Edin’s Patisserie Bar & Kitchen

    A cosy, delightful and rather bohemian café in Nottingham’s Hockley area, serving fabulous food at reasonable prices…

  • Escabeche

    An informal, modern tapas restaurant, serving a wide variety of excellent Mediterranean and internationally inspired dishes…

  • Freshly Spiced

    A Nottingham business with a passion for producing creative and additive-free spice blends to perk up your cooking…

  • Gonalston Farm Shop & Deli

    One of the UK’s very best farm shops, offering an award-winning cheese counter, brilliant butchery and jaw-dropping fish section…

  • Hambleton Bakery West Bridgford

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

  • Harker’s Farm Shop

    Animal welfare and a passion for high quality local food are two reasons why the shop on Blackberry Farm, established in 1954, has a reputation for selling some of the region’s best meat…

  • Hart’s Restaurant & Hotel

    Named Nottingham Restaurant of the Year several times, Hart’s combines exceptional cooking with modern urban style and professional service…

  • Homeboys

    Homeboys of Nottingham was shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18 and cooks delicious Asian street food…

  • Hopology Beer Shop

    A wonderful small shop selling a varied range of craft beer brewed in the UK, Europe and further afield – enter to receive an education in 21st century ale…

  • Johnny Pusztai at JT Beedham & Son

    Ex-Observer Food Monthly’s Producer of the Year. Britain’s best butcher?

  • La Rock

    An oasis of seriously impressive food hidden away down a backstreet in Sandiacre between Nottingham and Derby…

  • Lady Jayne’s Tearoom

    Lady Jayne’s is a traditional tearoom in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, serving light breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, sandwiches and home-made cakes…

  • Langar Hall

    A very special country hotel and restaurant with many loyal fans. Nottinghamshire’s Langar Hall has a unique charm all of its own…

  • Maxeys Farm Shop

    A family-run farm shop offering a good range of food and drink, including fresh fruit and veg grown in surrounding fields…

  • Mimi Artisan Bakery

    Mimi is a Nottingham-based baker who trained at The School of Artisan Food. She offers sourdough, doughnuts and cake, all handmade from scratch…

  • Old Theatre Deli

    A slick cafe/deli serving well sourced and nicely prepared food, housed in an old Georgian theatre in the middle of town…

  • Oozee Boozee Bakes

    A Nottingham-based cake company specialising in delicious cakes and sweet treats, using alcohol as a key ingredient…

  • Oscar & Rosie’s Pizza

    Oscar & Rosie’s in Nottingham makes great-quality thin and crispy handmade pizzas, served till late…

  • Ottar Chocolate

    A team of small-batch chocolate makers and pastry chefs, producing on the Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire…

  • Pastability

    Pastability is a lovely delicatessen, café, pastificio (pasta maker) and gelateria in the heart of Newark…

  • Perkins Bar & Bistro

    Perkins Bar & Bistro in Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, has its own luxury shepherd’s huts and was established in 1982…

  • Pheasantry Brewery

    An award-winning microbrewery with an attached café-restaurant available to hire, located on a family farm…

  • Roast Event

    Roast Event provides events catering with a difference, offering Porchetta Italiana – an Italian take on classic English hog roasts…

  • Sauce Shop

    Nottingham-based small-batch producers of natural, additive and thickener-free sauces…

  • Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti

    Hidden away in Nottingham’s bohemian Hockley, this cosy and characterful restaurant serves some of the tastiest Italian inspired food in town…

  • Small Food Bakery

    A small-batch Nottingham bakery specialising in naturally fermented sourdough loaves, pastries and pizzas…

  • Spring Lane Farm Shop

    Spring Lane Farm Shop is a traditional, family-run enterprise in Nottinghamshire, selling homemade bread, locally reared meat, plus a huge variety of vegetables, cheeses and much more…

  • Stewarts of Trent Bridge

    With over 30 years’ experience of selecting, blending and roasting coffees, this Nottingham hidden gem should be known to every home barista…

  • Thaymar Ice Cream

    Superb real dairy ice cream made on the family farm near Retford, Notts, available to eat in the tearoom or buy from the farm shop…

  • The Amazing Chocolate Workshop

    The Amazing Chocolate Workshop is a proud purveyor of mind-bogglingly unusual chocolate creations that have to be seen to be believed…

  • The Bakehouse

    The Bakehouse is an artisan bakery, café, micropub and occasional supper venue on Sherwood’s Mansfield Road…

  • The Black Bull

    An accomplished food-focused pub/restaurant that focuses on traditional, local produce…

  • The Brown Cow

    An award-winning traditional-style pub offering bar snacks only but an exceptional beer and cider range…

  • The Cheese Shop Deli and Cafe

    A beautiful food shop in the heart of Nottingham run by two brothers with a true passion for cheese…

  • The Chestnut

    A family-owned village pub in Radcliffe-on-Trent with an emphasis on relaxed, casual dining…

  • The Clock House Cafe

    A quaint cafe in an unusual Nottinghamshire setting. If it’s homemade cakes, delicious lunches, divine breakfasts and mouthwatering afternoon teas you’re after, you should visit The Clock House…

  • The Cod’s Scallops

    A delightful Nottingham fish and chip shop offering all the favourites, plus rarer choices such as gurnard, hake, herring, lobster and oysters, and delicious chips, all fried in beef dripping…

  • The Crimson Tree Café, Bar & Kitchen

    The Crimson Tree is a relaxed and charming café, bar and kitchen on Nottingham’s Mansfield Road. Expect a varied menu from brunch through to dinner…

  • The Cross Keys

    This delightful village pub serves up a quality seasonal menu, with fine wines and craft beers. It even has room to park the pony!

  • The Cumin

    A reliably good restaurant in the middle of Nottingham that serves north Indian food with a slight East African twist…

  • The Final Whistle

    Railway-themed and full of character, this unique place offers ten cask ales, decent bar snacks and everything a ‘real pub’ aficionado could want…

  • The Four Bells Inn

    A delightful pub and restaurant set in the pretty village of Woodborough, not far from Nottingham city centre but in the heart of the countryside, showcasing ‘Best of British’ food…

  • The Harley Cafe

    A bustling cafe surrounded by artisan food producers on the Welbeck Estate. Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

  • The Larder on Goosegate

    This Nottingham restaurant was once home to the very first Boots shop, opened by Jesse Boot in 1849. Today it offers no headache pills but plenty of culinary thrills…

  • The Malt Cross

    A delightful and historic bar and café, located in a beautiful Victorian Musical Hall in the heart of Nottingham…

  • The Martin’s Arms

    The Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012-18 for Nottinghamshire provides superlative food in wonderful classic village pub surroundings…

  • The Old Volunteer

    The ‘Old Vol’ is a delightful rural pub in pretty Caythorpe in the Nottinghamshire countryside, offering great food and a warm welcome…

  • The Orange Tree

    A laidback bar-restaurant that offers classic British pub food – prepared using seasonal, local ingredients and cooked with flair…

  • The Peel Wood-Fired Kitchen

    A family-run business based in Newark, serving delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas from a converted van that’s home to a wood-fired oven…

  • The Railway

    The Railway is a family friendly village pub in the heart of Lowdham, with an emphasis on high quality food and hand-pulled ales…

  • The Robin Hood (AND) Little John

    A traditional pub run by a local microbrewery, showcasing a magnificent array of cask beers and real ciders, plus some pleasing bar snacks…

  • The Royal Oak Pub & Kitchen

    A friendly pub in the heart of Radcliffe on Trent serving locally sourced produce, a good choice of cask ales and wines, plus great service…

  • The School of Artisan Food

    Teaching all aspects of food production, The School of Artisan Food is the learning hub for Britain’s artisan food revival, offering superb tutors and equipment…

  • The Sir John Borlase Warren

    A thoroughbred ‘proper’ pub, laid-back and welcoming, with a great selection of drinks and a hearty food offering…

  • The Specialty Coffee Shop

    A superb independent Nottingham coffee shop, owned and run by a young Italian couple with a huge passion for good coffee…

  • The Staunton Arms

    The Staunton Arms is a fine old village pub in the Vale of Belvoir, offering fresh food daily via a distinctive and original menu…

  • The Unicorn’s Head

    Welcoming early 18th century pub with a friendly feel and a menu offering fresh, affordable home-cooked pub food alongside good local cask ales…

  • The Welbeck Bakehouse

    A wholesale bakery dedicated to traditional techniques and long-fermentation processes that produces more than 40 types of breads and pastries…

  • The Wheatsheaf Pub & Kitchen

    A delightful, family-owned, Grade II-listed pub, serving excellent home-cooked food, situated at the heart of Bingham…

  • Thea Caffea

    Thea Caffea is a delightful and quintessentially English tearoom nestled behind the bustling shops of Nottingham’s Low Pavement…

  • Ugly Bread Bakery & Cafe

    A delightful Nottingham bakery and café, with a superb range of freshly baked breads, sourdough pizzas, focaccia, mezzaluna, hand-made cakes and cannoli to eat in or take away…

  • Welbeck Abbey Brewery

    A brewer of high quality traditional cask ales with its own bar located on site and offering regular brewery tours…

  • Welbeck Farm Shop

    An exceptional farm shop at the heart of an artisan food enclave – the Welbeck estate. Here you’ll find bread from Welbeck Bakehouse, beer from the estate brewery, locally made cheese, and more…

  • White Rabbit Tea House

    A welcoming little tea house in Nottingham serving speciality teas, homemade cakes, light lunches and traditional English Afternoon Teas…

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